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September 21, 2012
China has filed a complaint with World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) challenging U.S. countervailing duties on products including chemicals, paper, solar cells, and steel...
September 21, 2012
Low-cost production of building block chemicals through fermentation has the potential to create significant value for the chemical and refining industries, says Patrick Gruber, CEO of...
September 21, 2012
Bayer has signed an agreement to acquire Teva’s U.S. animal health business for up to $145 million. The purchase price includes an upfront payment of $60 million and a total of...
September 21, 2012
FMC has named Paul Graves, formerly partner and managing director of investment bank Goldman Sachs, CFO effective October 1. Graves succeeds Kim Foster, who will retire at the end of...
September 21, 2012
Handley: Expanded leadership role at Ecolab. Ecolab has named Thomas Handley to the position of president and COO. Handley had been senior executive v.p. and president of...
September 14, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has eliminated its previous business division structure and has implemented a global business unit model in order to create a more “agile, flexible, and...
September 14, 2012
Praxair has signed a 15-year agreement with Honeywell’s resins and chemicals unit for the purchase of carbon dioxide (CO2), a by-product of Honeywell’s caprolactam facility...
September 14, 2012
Dooley: Maintain global collaborative effort. Bond: Increase parties' reporting, accountability. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a report saying more...
September 14, 2012
The Brazilian government has temporarily increased tariffs for 100 products including high-density polyethylene (PE), low-density PE, linear low-density PE, polycarbonate, ethylene...
September 14, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has withdrawn its filing for an initial public offering (IPO) because of poor equity market conditions and the addition of $104...
September 14, 2012
W.R. Grace has failed to obtain all waivers necessary for it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Sealed Air (Elmwood Park, NJ) and Fresenius Medical Care (Waltham, MA)...
September 14, 2012
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings is withdrawing plans for an initial public offering (IPO), according to a regulatory filing. Momentive says that the company “decided not...
September 14, 2012
3M and Avery Dennison say they are working to renegotiate 3M’s proposed $550-million acquisition of Avery Dennison’s office and consumer products business in light of U.S...
September 14, 2012
Orascom’s Iowa Fertilizer (IFCo) subsidiary says it will build a world-scale fertilizer complex in Wever, IA, near the Mississippi River. The complex will have the capacity to...
September 14, 2012
Flood: Failure of the levee surge protection system results in flooding for Stolt-Nielsen’s New Orleans facility. Several chemical companies that temporarily shut down plants in...
August 31, 2012
Justices in Córdoba, Argentina, have convicted a soybean grower and an aerial herbicide applicator for unauthorized glyphosate and endosulfan spraying near the town of Ituzaingó...
August 31, 2012
Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has asked the U.S. EPA to detail the steps the agency has taken to research the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee deaths, including...
August 31, 2012
Several petrochemical and refinery facilities in the coastal regions of Louisiana shut down or reduced operating rates in advance of Hurricane Isaac last week. The storm was officially...
August 31, 2012
McDonnell: Butadiene maker seeks to go private. Private equity firms First Reserve (Houston) and SK Capital Partners (New York) have reached an agreement to acquire TPC Group in a deal...
August 31, 2012
EPA has issued work plans for conducting peer reviews of certain chemicals as part of the agency’s agenda for strengthening its chemicals management program, using its existing...
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